What is the ‘Hi I’m Dory trend’ on TikTok? – here’s how to do it

TIKTOK has an unstoppable viral trend based on the movie Finding Nemo.

Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat used to be the ultimate trio of social media but TikTok has secured itself as the fourth musketeer.

The viral dance is based on the movements of a fish

The viral dance is based on the movements of a fishCredit: AP:Associated Press

TikTok is a critical piece of the social media landscape.

The app has almost one billion users and survived an attack from then-President Donald Trump.

Viral dances supercharge TikTok content generation and, until recently, the most followed person on TikTok was dancer and influencer Charli D’Amelio.

The “Hi I’m Dory” trend isn’t exactly dancing but plays to TikTok’s strengths in that it can be easily imitated .

The trend requires a small amount of lipsyncing to match up with the “Hi, I’m Dory” audio.

Then flop your arms like a fish trying not to lose depth – there have been a lot of different interpretations of this part of the trend.

Kids getting their parents in on the trend pause to invite them in the video with a cartoonish wave.

And that is essentially it.

“Many TikTok dances are super accessible,” a dance instructor told Vice. “It’s really popularizing dance [and] making dance cool.”

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Researchers determined that physical imitation is part of the human condition and TikTok is simply technology facilitating that nature.

“These dancers are separated through time and space, but they create solidarity and positive feeling by moving together, mediated by the structure of the platform,” PhD candidate Niall Edwards-FitzSimons wrote for The Conversation.

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To older generations, TikTok dances are just a strange phase for a social-media-addicted Gen-Z.

But humans have been dancing together and in rituals for centuries and TikTok is the most modern producer of moves and trends.